Deputy Head, Corsham, Wiltshire

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Heywood PrepCorsham, Wiltshire

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No


Following the recent appointment of Rebecca Mitchell as Headmistress of Heywood Prep, the opportunity has arisen for a dynamic and ambitious leader to join this highly regarded co-ed prep school, located in the heart of Corsham.  The new Deputy Head will work with the Headmistress to lead an already very successful school to a new level, enhancing the school’s offering and facilities and consolidating its position as the foremost prep school in the area. 


Located in the heart of Corsham, Wiltshire, the school is housed in a beautiful Grade II listed Georgian building constructed in 1776. Heywood Prep educates boys and girls from age 2 to 11. At the end of Year 6, the majority of children leave for independent senior schools in Bath and Wiltshire, many winning awards and scholarships. At present, we have approximately 240 children on roll.  Heywood Prep is a happy school which produces caring, thoughtful children. The staff place great emphasis on nurturing and developing the talents of each pupil, encouraging them to have open and enquiring minds which will equip them to thrive in the next stage of their education. Academic standards are high and there is a strong commitment to encouraging all pupils to experience a range of extra-curricular activities. Personal development is encouraged through excellent pastoral care. Socially, numerous activities are enjoyed by the children including sport, music and drama. Heywood Prep is a member of the Wishford group. The school is in the midst of an exciting period of investment, modernisation and development, with investment and support from the Wishford group. To find out more, visit   


Wishford Schools is a small, friendly group of seven prep schools. The group aims to provide an excellent education to all pupils, giving every child the opportunity to shine. Standards and expectations are high, and staff and pupils are challenged and supported to give their best.  Schools work closely with the group’s senior leaders to define the school’s strategy and then enjoy the autonomy to run their schools, while benefiting from the support that membership of the group brings. For more information on the Wishford Schools group, please visit:  


Rebecca Mitchell, previously Deputy Head at Heywood Prep, has been appointed Headmistress effective September 2017. A new Deputy Head is therefore required. The Headmistress invites applications for the role of Deputy Head for September 2018.  

Candidates are sought who can demonstrate a track record of successful leadership and particular aptitude for: 

  • Communication and relationship-building;  
  • Planning, implementing and managing change; and 
  • Teamwork and attention to detail. 

The successful candidate will join the Wishford Schools Leadership Development Programme, and can expect to be aiming for headship within three years. 

Full job descriptions and person specification can be found in the attached document.


An excellent salary and benefits package will be provided including access to the Teachers’ Pension scheme and school fees remission. 


Applicants should complete the school’s application form (attached, or visit and submit this by email. 

The application form may be accompanied by a covering letter of no more than one page. 

Visits to the school are encouraged; please contact the Head’s PA to arrange an appointment.  

The closing date for applications is 11am on Thursday, 25th January 2018.  

Interviews will be held on Tuesday, 20th February 2018.

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More about Heywood Prep
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 11 years
Address: The Priory, Corsham, Wiltshire, SN13 0AP, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1249 713379
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